Philippines to upgrade major ports

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Davao port1As part of preparations for the ASEAN integration in 2015, the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) will undertake several major  port projects in 2014, including those damaged by Typhoon Yolanda in November 2013.

Part of the task is to modernise the Ports of Cagayan de Oro, Iloilo, General Santos and Zamboanga, as well as privatise the Port of Davao, PPA general manager Juan Sta. Ana said on January 8. The projects in conjunction with the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) were already identified, the official noted.

“This year, we are expected to introduce breakthrough changes in our policies particularly in the streamlining of our requirements, more deployment of technology-driven processes to improve the delivery of our services and reform in the modality of adjusting cargo-handling tariff and other charges and fees,” Sta. Ana said.

At this point, state-run PPA must introduce reforms to meet ASEAN integration by 2015, he said, adding that “we have to be competitive in our facilities, processes, services and manpower skills to be able to take advantage of the immense opportunities that a single ASEAN Economic Community would offer.”

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As part of preparations for the ASEAN integration in 2015, the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) will undertake several major  port projects in 2014, including those damaged by Typhoon Yolanda in November 2013.

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Davao port1As part of preparations for the ASEAN integration in 2015, the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) will undertake several major  port projects in 2014, including those damaged by Typhoon Yolanda in November 2013.

Part of the task is to modernise the Ports of Cagayan de Oro, Iloilo, General Santos and Zamboanga, as well as privatise the Port of Davao, PPA general manager Juan Sta. Ana said on January 8. The projects in conjunction with the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) were already identified, the official noted.

“This year, we are expected to introduce breakthrough changes in our policies particularly in the streamlining of our requirements, more deployment of technology-driven processes to improve the delivery of our services and reform in the modality of adjusting cargo-handling tariff and other charges and fees,” Sta. Ana said.

At this point, state-run PPA must introduce reforms to meet ASEAN integration by 2015, he said, adding that “we have to be competitive in our facilities, processes, services and manpower skills to be able to take advantage of the immense opportunities that a single ASEAN Economic Community would offer.”

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